Amidst all the talk about the Royal Oak Concept RD#1 minute repeater there were a few women’s watches that were announced during the Audemars Piguet press presentation. These additions to the Millenary range are part of what AP called their two-pronged approach to women’s watches; a focus on“refined design” and “micro mechanics”.
Containing the new in-house manual-wind Calibre 5201, there are three new models in pink gold, white gold and white gold with white mother-of-pearl small seconds counter and diamond-paved white gold. The visibilty of the balance wheel was a decision that was made in light of the ‘micro mechanics’ approach mentioned in the previous paragraph.
Measuring 39.5mm x 35.4mm with cabuchons on the crowns, the two (of the three) models have white mother-of-pearl off-centred time discs and seconds counters.
The model on what Audemars Piguet call their “shimmering” beige strap has 18-carat white gold case, 116 brilliant-cut diamonds including the bezel and lugs, a crown set with a pink cabochon sapphire, anthracite printed Roman numerals, and pink gold hands. The beige strap is alligator with an 18 carat white gold pin buckle but also comes with an additional black alligator strap.
The second model has a mother-of-pearl dial in its 18-carat white gold case with diamond-set bezel and lugs, a pink cabuchon set in its crown, pink gold hands, “powder-pink” gold printed hands and a brown alligator strap with a pink gold pin buckle. It also comes with an additional black alligator strap.